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On "Dating Yourself"

Posted by Karyn Polewaczyk  January 23, 2013 11:48 AM

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The Huffington Post invited me to speak on a panel about the virtues of "Dating Yourself"—or as I like to call it, taking oneself out for a night on the town. You can watch the full video here; you can read the tips I previously published on how to go out alone (and not suffer from a panic attack) here.

It makes me wonder, Boston: why, with all of our social progress, is it still taboo to do things like go out alone on a Friday night? We live in a notoriously cold city—both temperature- and personality-wise—and in my discussions with other people, be they female, male, single, attached or just looking to explore, there's an underlying desire to connect. Social media, I fear, isn't cutting it nearly as close as we want it to be. Can you imagine asking someone in your yoga class to grab coffee (or decaf tea) after the last 'Namaste' without feeling like a total freak? Or what it'd be like to go out dancing on a Saturday night—sans accompaniment?

Try it, I say. You might like it.

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Karyn Polewaczyk lives and writes in Boston, and believes that heading out into that good night, like any adventure, begins with the first step. Let's Go Out is a conversation about dating and nightlife in our notoriously chilly city, with first-hand tips from the trenches. Karyn's writing, which focuses largely on women's lifestyle topics, has appeared in the Weekly Dig, Jezebel, xoJane, Northshore Magazine and More.com, among others. Follow her on Twitter at @KarynPolewaczyk.

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